|Any Nintendo fan worth their salt will know that Nintendo's sexy bounty hunter, Samus Aran, blasted her way onto Wii yesterday in metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Corruption is the third game in the Prime series that sees the return of Samus' arch-rival Sark Samus. The nepharious Dark Samus (who, if you haven't already figured it out is an evil clone of Samus) is corrupting worlds with Phazon Seeds. Samus must put a stop to this evil-ness and save the universe. Ofcourse, Samus has all manner of new allies and weapons in her arsenal. The most powerful of these new weapons happens to be the Wii Remote.
The Wii's revolutionary new controls get you more involved in the game than ever and, finally, it's a true FPS! Yes! That means you can run and shoot at the same time! For the first time in the series there's dialogue which makes the whole story more involving. But don't worry, the puzzle element hasn't been lost. Samus' new bounty hunter pals are a weird lot. They range from 10ft tall robots to shapeshifting mutants. Samus' new suit, the PED (Phazon Enhancement Device), allows Samus to use Phazon as a weapon. This powers up her blaster to an amazing, unstoppable weapon! Don't abuse your new powers or 'Hyper Mode' as it's called in the game or you'll be corrupted by the Phazon!
The major letdown is the lack of online multiplayer. Corruption could have rivalled Halo 3 with it's now big possibilities of playable hunters and useable guns. We are, however given the friend voucher service. When you scan you get a voucher. You can get bronze, silver and gold vouchers to give to your mates. When you have received lots of vouchers you can buy new features for the game such as a screenshot taker. Sadly the screenshots can't be uploaded online like on Halo 3 which is a real shame. Imagine uploading an image of defeating the final boss and showing it to your mates!
Despite these minor niggles, Corruption is set to be the best game in the Prime series and possibly even Samus' best outing yet! I'll now post some amazing screens of Samus' first Wii outing below.
Samus' new PED suit
Ooh! Fancy lighting effects...
Great attention to detail too
Don't want to meet him in a dark ally!
Samus' pals! Aren't they...?